Michael Berresse

Actor, Dancer, Singer
A burgeoning triple threat stage performer who has made the most of his opportunities in theater, dancer-actor-singer Michael Berresse was an accomplished gymnast who gave dance a try when he began to outgrow the ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1964 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

The Good Wife 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Knick 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossbones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Person of Interest 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Robert Bingham (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 (Movie)

Stage Manager (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A burgeoning triple threat stage performer who has made the most of his opportunities in theater, dancer-actor-singer Michael Berresse was an accomplished gymnast who gave dance a try when he began to outgrow the compact physical frame that those athletes generally possess. Dark-haired, handsome and uncommonly agile and energetic, Berresse had irrepressible charisma, and cultivated a charm that was palpable all the way to the last row in the balcony. A veteran dancer/choreographer with Disney Theme Parks, he moved to NYC in 1987 to break into theater.

Relationships

Family
has an older brother who was All-American football player

Milestones

2001

Participated in readings of "Never Gonna Dance", a stage musical based on the Astaire-Rogers movie "Swing Time"

2001

Played pivotal role in "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"

1999

Starred in the short-lived Broadway revue "The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm"

1999

Had supporting role of Bill Calhoun in the Broadway revival of "Kiss Me, Kate", earning nominations for a Featured Actor Tony and Male Dancer Astaire Award

1998

Took over the role of slickster Billy Flynn in "Chicago"

1996

Originated the role of Fred Casely in "Chicago" in the Encores! staging; moved with the show to Broadway; understudied lead role of lawywer Billy Flynn

1996

Displayed a broad comic range with a supporting role in a revival of Irving Berlin's Marx Brothers musical "The Cocoanuts"

1996

Was a dancer in the Encores! concert presentation of "One Touch of Venus" at the City Center Theater in NYC

1995

Appeared in the feature film adaptation of Paul Rudnick's "Jeffrey"

1995

Was featured in the touring production of "Busker Alley/Stage Door Charley/Buskers", a musical about street performers in 1930s London starring Tommy Tune

1994

Joined "Damn Yankees" for its Broadway run at the Marquis Theater, eventually playing lead of Joe Hardy

1993

Performed in a revival of the musical "Damn Yankees" staged at San Diego's famed Old Globe Theater

1992

Appeared in the Toronto staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

1990

Landed a chorus role in "Fiddler on the Roof"; marked Broadway debut

1987

Moved to NYC to pursue a stage career

Turned down college acceptances at Yale and Northwestern to take a dance job at Orlando's Disney World; within two years became a top choreographer for the park

By age 15 had segued to dance when height began to interfere with gymnastics career

At age seven, began studying gymnastics

Raised in Joliet, Illinois

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